Developed by HP, the HP Halo Video Collaboration Service will be available for the full range of TANDBERG conferencing systems, including TANDBERG Total Telepresence offerings. The service also will be made available for videoconferencing offerings from other vendors.
HP and TANDBERG also are expanding their reseller agreement to give more customers additional flexibility and choice in purchasing collaboration products and services.
With these announcements, made at HP's 2008 Annual Imaging and Printing Conference, HP and TANDBERG are offering customers one of the most robust portfolios of collaboration products and services on the market today, ultimately helping customers increase enterprise-wide productivity and realize total resource savings.
"Our new managed service offering allows traditional video conferencing customers to experience a level of service and return on investment that other vendors only promise," said David Murphy, senior vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "HP and TANDBERG are offering the industry's highest level of managed services to support video collaboration globally across the enterprise, from a single source."
As part of the HP Halo Video Collaboration Service, video conferencing endpoints will be hosted directly on the Halo Video Exchange Network - a global fiber optic network designed for video collaboration that, unlike other networks, can easily allow company-to-company connections, has true worldwide reach and does not require bandwidth scheduling.